The Disturbing Mystery Of Brazil’s Lead Masks Case

lead-masksWere they planning a heist of a radioactive device? Waiting to board an interstellar vessel? What were the swallowable capsules and the mask signal? Wikipedia on the Lead Masks Case:

The Lead Masks Case was the name given to the events which led to the death of two electronic technicians in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Their bodies were discovered on August 20, 1966.

A young man was flying a kite on the Morro do Vintém (Vintém Hill) when he came upon the two bodies. When police arrived, they noted the bodies’ odd conditions: The two males were lying next to each other, slightly covered by grass. Each wore a formal suit, a radiation-proof lead eye mask, and a waterproof coat. There were no signs of trauma and no evidence of a struggle. A small notebook contained the quote, “[translated] 16:30 (04:30 PM) be at the agreed place. 18:30 (06:30 PM) swallow capsules, after effect, protect metals, wait for mask signal”.

It has been noted that the area was the setting of several local UFO sightings. No injuries were discovered at the autopsy. The case was mentioned prominently in Jacques Vallée’s book Confrontations.

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  • echar

    Why cover just the eyes? Could the odd location, masks, and weird directions be a misdirection?

  • jose chung

    tamam shud!

    • echar

      Good call.

    • Adam’s Shadow

      I don’t think I would be going out on a limb in assuming you’ve read Jacques Vallee…

      • jose chung

        have read more of john keel’s stuff, but vallee’s messengers of deception was solid.

        • Matt Staggs

          Love your user name, Chung.

          • jose chung

            The thing that’s funny is that everyone thinks i’m dead.

        • Adam’s Shadow

          Keel is great fun, but I find Vallee a little more scholarly. “Dimensions” by him is the shit; you should definitely check it out.
          I also heart your user name – one of my personal favorite episodes.

          • jose chung

            thank you for the recommendation…will put ‘dimensions’ on my winter reading list, fo sho.
            ” ) a little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest (wo)man.

  • Rhoid Rager

    “A search for toxic substances was impossible, as the coroner’s office was very busy at the time”
    Whoever poisoned them must have wanted to cover it up and killed a load more people.

  • Paul Rose

    My educated guess is a fancy kill…they were tricked into poisoning themselves. The importance of the location being UFO sighting rich, was that it made it easier to trick
    these gullible men into the deadly scenario.

    The control freaks prefer their kills to be of a fancy nature and most preferred of a self-inflicted nature. It’s a little but like the 20 bucks left on the table tactic. “Let’s see if the person snatches the 20 bucks. If they do, they deserve the consequences.”

  • Paul Rose

    My educated guess is, it was a fancy kill. The control freaks favorite kind. The self-inflicted kill is most favorite of all

    These gullible guys were promised a UFO encounter and given poison capsules (anti-radiation) for the self-inflicted murder.

    It’s similar to the “20 bucks left on the table” tactic. The 20 bucks has a deadly bacteria on it. Of course if you take the 20 bucks, you only got what you deserve. Works great, gives the control freaks a self image of being on a higher moral ground and at the same time gets the desired task accomplished.

    “Don’t do anything wrong and you have nothing to worry about”. How many times have you heard that moral pass for the tactics of the security AKA control freaks?

    At any rate it no longer matters. With less-than-lethal weaponry of pulsing light, pulsing sound, and pulsing electrical waves, it’s a done deal. You can’t protect yourself from them, period, although there are several good coping skills you can employ.

    Sorry for my getting on a tangent but one bit of information needs to be put out at every opportunity. The fecal incontinence attack doesn’t work very well if you have zero dairy in your system.

    The trick is to stay alive :)